The National Board of Communities In Schools (CIS) has approved further steps in a comprehensive plan, previously developed by its search and transition committee, to guide the search for a new President and CEO of the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization.
That national search is currently underway and is being carried out in partnership with the executive search firm, Korn Ferry. Individuals interested in this opportunity should direct their inquiries to: CIS@kornferry.com.
While the search process is underway, Chief Strategy Officer Debra Montanino and Chief Operations Officer Steven McCullough will share interim leadership responsibilities. This is consistent with the management structure currently in place under which all of the organization’s key departments report directly to the two leaders.
“Our top priority in the search is to identify a seasoned leader who will build on the strong foundation that has been carefully laid over the past decade for the organization’s growth, national prominence and impact,” said CIS National Board Chair Elaine Wynn.
Wynn serves on the search and transition committee with fellow board members John Ettinger and Donna Weiss, who serve as co-chairs of the committee, as well as board members Chris Allwin, Dan Domenech and Bill Milliken.
Communities In Schools currently serves 1.5 million K-12 students and their families every year by operating in more than 2,300 schools in the most challenged communities of 25 states and the District of Columbia.
A new impact report cites the organization’s strengths and accomplishments:
Working directly in more than 2,300 schools in 25 states and the District of Columbia, Communities In Schools is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization proven to keep students in school and on the path to graduation. For the 2015-2016 school year, Communities In Schools served nearly 1.5 million students and successfully helped 99 percent of our case-managed students stay in school.